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June 2, 2007 Archives

Speaking of stores and Catholic reading…

posted by awelborn

Check out the Aquinas Bookstore Summer Reading Program: This summer, why not take some time to discover the rich treasure of Catholic literature? Aquinas and More Catholic Goods, the official sponsor of the Catholic summer reading program, would like to […]

The perils of bookselling

posted by awelborn

A discussion has broken out in the Jesus of Nazareth combox below on Catholic bookstores (and by extension any independent brick-and-mortar bookstore.) It’s a conversation we’ve had here quite often, and the challenges are real. The one thing I have […]

More, Please

posted by awelborn

Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence has an RSVP for Rudy Giuiliani I probably would have written this article anyhow, so distressed was I. But then I received an invitation to attend a fundraising luncheon for presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, and […]

Hitchens report

posted by awelborn

…will be forthcoming from Michael, who heard him speak today at BEA. His one-sentence summary: Christopher Hitchens Hates You and Wants to Make War with You

Previous Posts

There is nothing I shall want
A couple of weeks ago, a memorial Mass for Michael was held here in Birmingham at the Cathedral. The bishop presided and offered a very nice, even charming homily in which he first focused on the Scripture readings of the day, and then turned to Michael, whom he remembered, among other things, as on

posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

Revolutionary Road - Is it just me?
Why am I the only person I know..or even "know" in the Internet sense of "knowing"  - who didn't hate it? I didn't love it, either. There was a lot wrong with it. Weak characterization. Miscasting. Anvil-wielding mentally ill prophets.But here's the thing.Whether or not Yates' original novel in

posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Books for Lent
No, I'm not going to ask you about your Lenten reading lists...although I might.Not today, though. This post is about giving books to others. For Lent, and a long time after that. You know how it goes during Lent: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving, right?Well, here's a worthy recipient for your hard-

posted 9:22:07pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Why Via Media
How about....because I'm lame and hate thinking up titles to things? No?Okay...how about...St. Benedict? Yes, yes, I know the association with Anglicanism. That wasn't invovled in my purpose in naming the joint, but if draws some Googling Episcopalians, all the better.To tell the truth, you can bl

posted 8:54:17pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Brave Heart?
I don't know about you, but one of effects of childbirth on me was a compulsion to spill the details. All of them.The whole thing was fascinating to me, so of course I assumed everyone else should be fascinated as well in the recounting of every minute of labor, describing the intensity of discomfor

posted 10:19:45pm Mar. 03, 2009 | read full post »


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